In Secret

In Secret

A Novel (Movie Tie-In)

Preface by: Edward Vizetelly
Editor: Edward Vizetelly
Afterword by: Edward Vizetelly
Translator: Edward Vizetelly

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143123552
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • 18 and up


Emile Zola’s story of adultery, murder, and madness—soon to be a major motion picture starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica LangeIn a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband’s earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever. Therese caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola’s novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness, and ghostly revenge, but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence.
In Secret

In Secret

Emile Zola, Preface by: Edward Vizetelly, Editor: Edward Vizetelly, Afterword by: Edward Vizetelly, Translator: Edward Vizetelly